Audition for The Penny Seats Winter 2018 Season!



The Penny Seats Theatre Company is excited to hold combined auditions for its upcoming productions of Edges and Matt and Ben on September 9th, 10th, and 17th from 6pm-9pm.  All auditions will be held at the Ann Arbor Senior Center at 1320 Baldwin Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.  




Edges is a song-cycle about four thriving adults asking the questions of everyday life. Written by Tony Award Winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hanson, Dogfight, James and the Giant Peach) in their sophomore year at the University of Michigan, this show journeys to demonstrate the genuine hardships and experiences that we know to be true, as we do our best to balance on the edge of our lives.  Shows will take place throughout February 2018.


Matt & Ben takes the audience to the beginning of one of Hollywood’s longest bromances, as we watch Matt Damon and Ben Affleck create the story of what would become Good Will Hunting. This unique take on the story gives two women the opportunity to portray the two Hollywood actors as they create the story that would change their lives.   Shows will take place in April 5-21, 2018.



We ask that those auditioning for Edges please prepare two 32-bar contrasting cuts in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. If auditioning for Matt and Ben, please bring two 1-2 minute contemporary monologues OR one 2-3 minute contemporary monologue. Monologues can be from plays or film. Women auditioning for Matt and Ben may audition with a piece intended for a male character, but are not required to do so.




2M, 2F, ages 18-35

-Matt Damon (FEMALE, age 18-30), artsy and ambitious member of the "Good Will Hunting" writing duo. More serious than Ben but less scholarly. Focused on feelings. Basic ukelele, guitar, or piano ability preferred but not required. Also plays J.D. Salinger.
-Ben Affleck (FEMALE age 18-30), focused but overreactive member of the "Good Will Hunting" writing duo. Social and energetic. Also plays Gwyneth Paltrow.


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The Penny Seats began in 2010 with the idea that Ann Arbor deserves to be brimming with excellent live theater that is easy to get to and won’t break the bank. We think high-quality performances can occur in casual environments, and should not have to cost patrons top dollar. Thus, our mission is to create excellent, accessible, affordable theater and to provide a creative outlet for experienced Michigan theatre artists.